Pattern Matching: Use Your Personal Kanban to See What is Really Happening

Jim BensonDesignPatterns, PrimersLeave a Comment

I see people setting up their Personal Kanban with one color of post it note and then finding it hard to select their next task or figure out what they’ve done at the end of the week. The strength of Personal Kanban is that it is a visual system. Visual systems rely on visual cues that let us know what is happening.

If our boards are a sea of sameness there will be no patterns.

Using color to differentiate task types, projects, people, urgency, cost or whatever you find important will instantly transform your board from a sea of undifferentiated tasks to a clear story of your work. We can then engage in pattern matching, which our brains do specifically to make sense of the world.

This video describes how and why we should use color to design our Personal Kanban.

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